Assistant Deputy Head
How was it running the course in school – did you face any challenges?
Smooth and straightforward. The online guide and checklist were very useful. Help was available by emails and on the phone which was very reassuring.
What was the balance like between screen-watching and practical activity?
Excellent. Interesting presentation to start with. Practical activities were well explained in the video clips. Teachers leading the activities throughout the day found it really easy.
What was your/your pupils’ favourite part, and why?
Filming was definitely our pupils’ favourite part – working together, all having specific roles to play. Teachers were impressed by the films we watched the day after.
What educational benefits do you think the course has?
Teamwork, being able to communicate with their peers, learning new practical skills, creativity.
Would you do it again?
Definitely – online, if we can’t have people from outside on our premises due to the pandemic.
About Devonshire House School
Devonshire House school is a co-educational independent IAPS day school for children from 2½ to 11 for girls and to 13 for boys. The school is based in four large Victorian houses in Hampstead. The school currently has about 640 pupils.
Devonshire House’s commitment is to outstanding education, to help discover, inspire and develop pupils’ talents, from nursery age through to entry to Senior School.
Devonshire House inspires not only a love of learning, but a love of thinking for oneself and the strength and resilience to do so, to make the most of life and to help others along the journey. Pupils learn how to work hard for their own achievements and to work well with others, with understanding and co-operation.
The school has exceptional results, including for the senior schools to which, pupils have won thirty-six scholarships and exhibitions in the last three years. Each child is unique; it prides self on bringing out individual talent. The school fully prepares boys and girls for their 11+/13+ examinations and have an excellent track record in sending them to the most desirable schools in London and beyond. Pupils develop adaptable and creative minds for a changing world. There is an open, trusting dialogue with parents. The school is a very strong and vibrant community.
Devonshire House provides an outstanding education from nursery age through to entry to Senior Schools. Its staff nurture and care for the children throughout their time at the school. Devonshire House has fine premises, with spacious grounds, two onsite AstroTurfs and walled gardens.
Children can join the Devonshire Day Nursery, The Oak Tree Nursery, in Pre-Reception or Reception and at later stages.
Devonshire House has exceptional results, including for Senior Schools and in their Scholarship examinations. The school has strong links with Senior Schools and ensures every family has good advice about their child’s next school.